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Plaid in Play Cake


Makes: Cake serves 60.

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Step 1

1 day in advance: Make buckle inserts. Add Red-Red to 6 oz. red fondant for deep red on belt and inserts. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 2 oz. of deep red; roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use edge cutter to cut four strips, 2 in. x 2 1/2 in. Let dry on large side of cornstarch-dusted wave flower former. Reserve remaining red fondant.

Step 2

Also: Prepare base board. Prepare and cover base board with 24 oz. black fondant. Reserve remaining black fondant.

Step 3

Bake and cool 3-layer cakes. (trim one layer to 1 in. high for 5 in. high cakes). Tint 108 oz. fondant dark teal. Prepare and cover 6 in. and 10 in. cakes with teal fondant and 8 in. cake with reserved red fondant. Prepare cakes for stacked construction but do not stack.

Step 4

Mark 2 in. divisions at top and bottom of teal cakes with toothpick. Tint 6 oz. fondant yellow. Roll out yellow and reserved red and black fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use edge cutter to cut 1/4 in. wide red strips and 1/8 in. wide black and yellow strips, each 5 in. long. Starting at one corner, attach a red strip diagonally from top to bottom with damp brush, connecting at first and third markings. Attach a black strip, 1/8 in. from red. Attach a yellow strip against the red strip. Attach another group of strips diagonally from the next top marking, running in the opposite direction. Continue attaching groups of strips in lattice fashion around the cakes.

Step 5

Stack cakes. Roll out remaining black fondant 1/4 in. thick. Use pattern and knife to cut 4 buckles; remove center. Attach buckles centered on cake sides with piping gel. Roll out reserved deep red fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut four 2 in. wide x 5 in. long strips with edge cutter. Attach from cake corners to meet buckles with piping gel. Attach belt inserts in buckle centers with piping gel.

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Teal Icing Color

Teal Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color ((Combine Red-Red with Orange for Red shown))

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

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Golden Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown))

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6 x 2 in. Square Pan

6 x 2 in. Square Pan

8 x 2 in. Square Pan

8 x 2 in. Square Pan

10 x 2 in. Square Pan

10 x 2 in. Square Pan

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

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Cake Boards

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12 x 12 in. foamcore board

12 x 12 in. foamcore board ((1/2 in. thick))

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